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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Anesthesiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,888Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$535K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
999 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48%Patients 65 Years and Older
56% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume .

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 913 496 S3
GABAPENTIN 631 275
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 599 210 S2
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 592 292 S2
OXYCODONE HCL 375 156 S2
OXYCODONE HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 357 170 S2
METHADONE HCL 274 115 S2
OXYCONTIN 260 125 S2
TRAMADOL HCL 253 134
LYRICA 244 96
TIZANIDINE HCL 215 67
FENTANYL 201 129 S2
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 149 17 R
OPANA ER 143 35 S2
MORPHINE SULFATE 128 26 S2
ENDOCET 113 47 S2
CELEBREX 96 61
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87 73
METHOCARBAMOL 81 18 R
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76 32 R
BACLOFEN 74 0
MELOXICAM 71 20
CARISOPRODOL 68 19 R
CYMBALTA 59 16
TOPIRAMATE 56 0
IBUPROFEN 52 11
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Feb. 23, 2012.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.